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D G C F A D
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

A FOOL'S PARADISE (Bassline)
As recorded by Symphony X
(From the 2000 Album V)

Transcribed by Linus "Mr.Gul" Abrahamson
	

Words by Allen, Pinnella Music by Romeo, Pinnella

Gtr I (D G C F) - 'Bass'

 Intro
  Q=140
 4/4
               Gtr I
  W            S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
|----------||----------------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------||o---------------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------||o---------------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------||--1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-|-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-0-0-1--|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-1p0-1p0-0-0-1p0--||


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||


   Verse
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|


                                   1.               2.
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   H.      Q        H    H
|---------------------------------|-------------||-|-----------|
|---------------------------------|------------o||-|-----------|
|-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-------3--o||-|-2----0----|
|---------------------------------|-------------||-|-----------|


    $
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  1.
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   H.      Q
|---------------------------------|-------------||
|---------------------------------|------------o||
|-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-------3--o||
|---------------------------------|-------------||


  2.
  S S S S S S S S S S S S E E   E. S +E  E E. S +E  E   E. S +E  E E. S +E  E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-7p4-4-4-4-4-7p4-4-4-4-4-4-6-|-7--6-(6)-4-3----------|----------4-7--6-(6)-4-||
|-----------------------------|---------------5-(5)-4-|-3--6-(6)--------------||


   Pre-Chorus
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
||----------------------------------|----------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------|
||o-6-4-3---4-3-------------4---4-3-|-6-4-3---4-3----------------|
||--------5-----5-4---2-4-5---5-----|-------5-----5-4---2-4-2-5--|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|-------------4---6-4-7-6-4--------o||
|-6-4-3---4-3-------------4---4-3-|-4-3-6-4-7-6---7-----------7-6-4--o||
|-------5-----5-4---2-4-5---5-----|-----------------------------------||


  H.      E E   H    H      W          W
|-------------|-----------|----------|------||
|-4-----------|-----------|----------|------||
|---------7-6-|-4---------|----------|------||
|-------------|------5----|-4--------|-6----||


   Chorus
    $$
    E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||o-------------------------------|---------3-----------3-6-5-3------|
||o-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-5-2-5---5-3-5-2-5---------6-5--|
||--------------------------------|----------------------------------|


  E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------3-----------3-6-5-3-----|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-5-2-5---5-3-5-2-5---------6-5-|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


                                 1.
  E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------1-3-1-----1---------------o||
|-------------------------------|-1-3-4-------4-3---4-3-1-4-3-1-3--||


   2.
                     To Coda
                     To Coda
    S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
|-|-----------------------------||
|-|-----------------------------||
|-|-------1-3-1-----1-----------||
|-|-1-3-4-------4-3---4-3-1-3---||


 Riff
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-5p4-4-4-4-4-5p4-4-4-4-4-5p4-4-4-|-5p4-4-4-4-4-5p4-4-4-4-4-5---|


                                                      D.S. al Coda
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-5p4-4-4-4-4-5p4-4-4-4-4-5p4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-5p4-4-4-5p4-5p4-5p4-5p4--||


 Interlude
  &
  W          +W           W          +W           W
|----------|------------|----------|------------|----------|
|----------|------------|----------|------------|----------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)--------|----------|
|----------|------------|----------|------------|-0--------|


  +W           W          H.      E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------|----------|-------------|--------------------||
|------------|----------|-------------|--------------------||
|------------|----------|-0-------0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||
|-(0)--------|-0--------|-------------|--------------------||


   Guitar Solo
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||o-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


                                   1.              2.
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   H    H          H    H
|---------------------------------|------------||-|-----------||
|---------------------------------|-----------o||-|-----------||
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------o||-|-4---------||
|---------------------------------|-2----4-----||-|------4----||


   Keyboard Solo
    E S S S S E S S S S S S S S   E S S S S E S S S S S S S S
||------------------------------|------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|------------------------------|
||o-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
||------------------------------|------------------------------|


  1.
  E S S S S E S S S S S S S S   H    H
|-----------------------------|------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------o||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0----2----o||
|-----------------------------|------------||


  2.
  E S S S S E S S S S E E   E. S +E  E E. S +E  E   E. S +E  E E. S +E  E
|-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-|-7--6-(6)-4-3----------|----------4-7--6-(6)-4-||
|-------------------------|---------------5-(5)-4-|-3--6-(6)--------------||


 Classical
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------|
|-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------|---------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-0-2-4-|-5-5-5-5-5---0-2-|-3-5-3-2-0-2-0---|---------6-------|
|-----------------|-----------3-----|---------------3-|-2-3-2-0---2-5-2-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-2-2-0-2-3-2-0-3-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-2-3-5-3-2-5-|-----------------|-3-3-2-3-5-3-2-5-|-3-3-2-3-5-3-2-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----2-----------|-----2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-5---4-5-2-4-1-|-2-5---4-5-----1-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------2-4---|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    W          W
|-----------------|-----------------||----------|------|
|-----------------|-----------------||----------|------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-||-1--------|-0----|
|-----------------|-----------------||----------|------|


  H    H      H    H      W           H.      +E   E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------|-----------|----------||----------------|-------------------||
|-----------|-----------|----------||----------------|-------------------||
|-----------|-3----2----|-1--------||-2-------(2)-/9-|-------------------||
|-4----3----|-----------|----------||----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---||


   Bridge
    S S e E S S S S e E S S   S S e E S S S S S S S S S S
||--------------------------|-------------------------------||
||o-------------------------|-----------------6-9-8-6------o||
||o-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6-6-|-6-6-6---6-6-5-8---------9-5--o||
||--------------------------|-------------------------------||


  S S e E S S S S e E S S   S S e E S S S S e E S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6-6-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


              D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
  S S e E S S S S e E S S   H    H
|-------------------------|-----------||
|-------------------------|-----------||
|-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|-----------||
|-------------------------|-4----6----||


   Outro
    &&
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S Q
||----------------------------------|----------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------|
||--1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-|-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-0-0-1--|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  4x
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1p0-0-0-1p0-1p0-0-0-1p0--||



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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